Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times, City May Pay You for Turning in Tax Cheats:
Would you be willing to rat out a business that's cheating Chicago on taxes in exchange for a share of back taxes recovered?
City Hall is counting on it.
Mayor Daley's tough-times, 2010 budget includes a first-ever "Tax Whistleblower Program" expected to include cash bounties for informants who deliver the goods on unpaid business taxes. The cash reward would be a percentage of the amount recovered, but specifics are still being worked out.
(Hat Tip: Joshua Blank.)